The U.S. steel recycling rate increased to a record 63% in 2005, according to the Steel Recycling Institute´s latest figures released June 1.

The U.S. steel recycling rate increasedto a record 63% in 2005, according to the Steel Recycling Institute´s latest figures released June 1. The 2005 recycling rate improves on 2004´s record-setting 61.7% effort, said Bill Heenan, SRI president. Manufacturers recycled nearly 1.4 million tons of steel cans into various products in 2005, according to the SRI. More information is available at www.recycle-steel.org .

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